ABOUT THE BOOK:
ESSENTIALS OF HERBAL OPTIONS is primarily a Compilation of Medicinal Plants with up-to-date scientific information. This book highlights information on Scientific Nomenclature, Local names, Distribution, Parts used, Pharmacological activities and Chemical constituents of different Medicinal Plants. Each chapter contains a good introduction explaining the structures and functions of the responsible organs, the currently used allopathic treatment for the diseases, and the Herbal options and alternatives. This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1-7 deal with the uses of medicinal plants as Anticancer, Antidiabetic, Antifertility, Hepato-Protective, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Microbial, Anti-Ulcer and chapter-8 consist of Herb-Drug Interactions and chapter-9 shares with Different Analysis Techniques to identify the Phytochemicals of Herbs. The book also includesa glossary of Botanical names, some important Chemical Constituents isolated from Medicinal Plants and Colour Photographs of some Medicinal Plants. The book should prove extremely useful to the Pharmacists, Pharmacologists, Medicinal Chemists, Toxicologists, Pharmacognosists, Botanists, and Herbal / Ayurvedic Manufacturers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
T.K. Chatterjee, the former UGC (Govt. of India ) Research Scientist and retired Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, has been dynamically engaged in Pharmacological and Toxicological research and teaching for the past three decades. Presently, he is holding the post Dean at JIS University, Kolkata.
He is the author of more than 140 research papers in journals of National and International repute and has written multiple books entitled "Handbook on Laboratory Mice and Rats" (1993), "Herbal Options" (1st edition 1996, 2nd edition 1997, 3rd edition 1999), "Chemotherapy of Tropical Parasitic Infection" (1st edition 1995, 2nd 1999), "Skin Diseases and Treatment" (1st edition 1999), "A handbook of Pharmacology” (2011). “Pharmacological Properties of Coccania grandis”(2012) “Medicinal Plant Abrus precatorious L.” (2012), “Anti-Diabetic Plant Steospermum Suaveolens (Roxb.) DC” (2012), “Rodents for Pharmacological Experiments” (2013), “Antioxidant and Anti-Diabetic Activities of Polyalthia longifolia Leaves” (2013), “Databook for Clinical Pharmacology” (2014) and “Quintessence of Pharmacovigilance” (2017) have attracted widespread appreciation from various organizations of Pharmaceutical & Medical communities. Presentation of his research at international conferences in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, U.K , Brazil and USA are well documented. He has mentored more than twenty three Ph.D and forty five M.Pharm dissertation thesis of the students. He is also a free-lance Bio-Medical writer with renowed expertise. He has furthermore received multiple prestigious awards like Ram Mohan Puraskar, Aadi Samman, NIMA Award, Nagarjun Puraskar for his contributions towards Pharmaceuticals Science and Research.
With his discovery of a new antibiotic MT81(patent No 156916), his research work was regarded in high esteem towards embracing in depth and expertise on the relevant topics of his research.